Ukraine-Russia crisis: Social media shows glimpses of divided families, brave civilians as invasion continues

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Ukraine-Russia crisis: Social media shows glimpses of divided families, brave civilians as invasion continues

As Russia continues its attack on Ukraine, images and videos are being circulated on social media that illustrate the heartbreak and fear many are experiencing in the country. People taking shelter in crowded subway stations, family members waving farewell to their loved ones on trains and victims directly affected by the attacks are some of the devastating scenes being captured and shared on the web.

Students from abroad who are studying in Ukraine are also scrambling to get out of the country.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a Ukrainian-born professional dancer from the TV show Dancing with the Stars who is currently in Kyiv, has been posting updates from his Instagram accounts about what's happening. In his stories on Friday, he spoke of civilian people gearing up to help fighters on the frontlines.